Human Rights Day is observed by the International community on December 10 every year. It commemorates the day when the UN General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The commemoration was established in 1950, when the General Assembly invited all states and interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw it. Many governmental and non governmental organizations active in the human rights schedule special events to commemorate the day.
Human rights may be said to be those fundamental rights to which every man or woman inhabiting in any part of the world should be deemed entitled merely by virtue of having been born a human being.
The United Nations has announced that the theme of Human Rights Day this year will be “equality”. It has taken the theme from Article 1 of the UDHR, which says: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
Why do we celebrate Human Rights Day?
International Human Rights Day is celebrated across the globe by the people to achieve rights for human beings. This day is celebrated with an aim to improve the physical and socio-cultural well-being and welfare of the susceptible group of people throughout the world. A few reasons for celebrating this day are as follows:
• To leverage the awareness about human rights among the people across the globe.
• To accentuate the efforts of the United Nations General Assembly in order to progress the comprehensive human rights conditions.
• To interact and celebrate in association to discuss and highlight the crucial issues of human rights.
• To motivate the susceptible group of people like women, minorities, teenagers, poor, disabled person, and others to